feathering pitch

The same as a feathering angle.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • high pitch — The pitch of a propeller blade set at a high angle other than the feathering angle. A propeller blade at a high pitch angle takes a greater bite of air than one at a low pitch. Consequently, a high pitch produces more thrust at a given RPM than a …   Aviation dictionary

  • cyclic-pitch control column — A control column in a helicopter similar to a conventional aircraft. It is operated by the pilot’s right hand. The pitch of each blade is altered consecutively from minimum to maximum and back to the minimum, as determined by the position of the… …   Aviation dictionary

  • coarse-pitch stop — A mechanical stop to prevent an overcoarse setting of the propeller pitch, as this is inefficient. The stop is removed when feathering …   Aviation dictionary

  • full-feathering — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ adjective of an airplane propeller : capable of being feathered in flight to a pitch angle of approximately 90 degrees so that the drag is a minimum and there is no tendency to rotate …   Useful english dictionary

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